A Putative LEA Protein, but no Trehalose, is Present in Anhydrobiotic Bdelloid Rotifers

@article{Tunnacliffe2005APL,
  title={A Putative LEA Protein, but no Trehalose, is Present in Anhydrobiotic Bdelloid Rotifers},
  author={Alan Tunnacliffe and Jens Lapinski and Brian McGee},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={546},
  pages={315-321}
}
Some eukaryotes, including bdelloid rotifer species, are able to withstand desiccation by entering a state of suspended animation. In this ametabolic condition, known as anhydrobiosis, they can remain viable for extended periods, perhaps decades, but resume normal activities on rehydration. Anhydrobiosis is thought to require accumulation of the non-reducing disaccharides trehalose (in animals and fungi) or sucrose (in plant seeds and resurrection plants), which may protect proteins and… 

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